"Hands-on learning was great for my skill-level and confidence!"
"Why ECU? Two reasons really. Firstly the class sizes allow for excellent student lecturer interaction, and secondly, the practical nature of the course means you get out there and experience the profession from year one. The fieldwork is hands-on, allowing you to practice what you've learnt at uni, and your confidence really increases with the support you receive from staff and fellow students. You also learn how to be a better communicator. After all it's crucial that you can connect with a patient. All in all I found ECU a warm, inspiring and supportive environment. I'd recommend it to anyone."
Occupational Therapy student
The School of Exercise and Health Sciences incorporates degree programs in the areas of Exercise and Sports Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Public Health. The School also offers minors in the areas of Nutrition and Human Performance and services a major nutritional stream in the Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Science degrees.
We strive for excellence in teaching and learning, and our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities provide an excellent environment for conducting both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Industry practice modules in several of the degrees ensure that the graduates in our programs are provided with real life experience and opportunities that prepare them for their chosen career paths.
A strong focus is placed on fostering and nurturing the development of a research culture and in increasing its research output. We align ourselves with both the University and Faculty priorities through a coherent academic and research profile for Health Science programs. By fostering a supportive and sustainable work environment our teaching staff are encouraged to realise their full potential so we continue to lead programs relevant to changing industry needs and emerging professions.
We are proud of our enthusiastic and committed staff and support them to stay abreast with the latest research and industry trends. They are active in publishing in major journals and present at national and international conferences. Our staff are encouraged at all times to maintain contact with industry and community groups through research and consultancy work. The currency of our courses is ensured through industry representation on discipline consultative committees.
Well qualified staff, together with excellent teaching and research facilities, places the School's programs at the forefront of their respective disciplines.
The School of Exercise and Health Sciences is located on the Joondalup Campus of Edith Cowan University.